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Aston Villa agree deal for international defender

According to Eurosport Norway, Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign defender Vegard Forren.

The Norwegian defender is currently a free agent, after an unsuccessful spell at Brighton & Hove Abion.

Forren joined The Seagulls despite interest from Aston Villa, but his contract has now expired at the newly promoted club.

Although nothing official has been announced by the club or the player’s representatives, a deal is expected to be completed in the coming days.

Forren began his career at Norwegian side Molde, where he played 146 times, scoring five goals.

The Norwegian’s performances at Molde attracted the attention of a number of Premier League clubs, and in January 2013 he sealed a move to Southampton.

He joined the South Coast club for an undisclosed fee and signed a three and a half year deal at St Marys.

However, Forren’s appearances at Southampton came only for the U21 side, and he failed to make a single appearance for the senior team.

After just six months at Southampton, Forren returned to his old club Molde.

He remained in his native Norway for four years, playing 92 times for his boyhood club.

Similarly to his first spell at the club, he scored five goals.

His contract at Molde expired in January of this year, when he completed his move to Brighton. However, he failed to make a single appearance, as Brighton were promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Vegard Forren is an experience international. He has made 33 appearances for Norway since making his debut in 2012.

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